Westmeister (1441) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a dark copper with a sticky off-white head. Smell is toffee notes with some butter, wood and off phenol notes. Taste is toffee, dark fruits, tangy hints. Mouthfeel is full with medium carbonation. Not memorable, but not bad.
dmac (3688) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber from the brewery during RBWG. Poured a thinner density foamy super light beige head sitting on top of a deep brown body with orange/brown edges. Aroma is earthy, peat, light chocolate, bad citrus, wet old mowed grass.Flavor is actually a bit better with lots of similar notes. Earth, peat, chocolate, some old grass, dough, touch of nut shell and tea. Solid, better with warmth.
Leighton (9622) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery taproom during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clear brown with a modest, mostly-white foam head. Very tasty stuff with a rich malt character, including notes of ripe fruits, dates. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Creamy texture. Sugary finish with mild warmth, bread, alcohol, more well-ripened fruits, dried fruits. Quite tasty and nicely executed for the style.
GT2 (7707) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
[ Tap ][ French Broad ][ 4oz ][ Taster ][ Free ][ 2/7/14 ]
>> Highly carbonated clear brown pour. Okay head. Nose is brown sugar, cherry juice box, raw malt, mild vegetal DMS. Taste is vegetal, lemon, dogfood, tart. No...
italarican (1382) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster at the brewery (RBWG). Nice toffee presence. Some odd cereal grainy notes in the flavor, but some nice sweetness and peat overall. On another note, thanks to the welcoming staff who put out a meat and cheese plate for us!
jcnielsen (1638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at French Broad. Pours a brown color with white head. Caramel, toffee, malty flavors.
deyholla (5844) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear deep amber with a light brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy grain with a bit of bread and hay. Flavor is similar with an earthy dark grain and a bit of a hay note.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ French Broad. Pours a burnt orange appearance with a white head. Hazelnut, toffee, caramel aroma. Moderately sweet. Light bitterness. Some earth. Fine.
DrSilverworm (4727) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster on tap at the brewery. Clear burnt orange color. Thin off-white head. Some ropes and dots of lace. Nice caramely malt notes, lightly spicy. Some toasty flavors. Some bitter, moderate sweet taste. Medium to bigger body, lightly slick. Smooth, lighter carbonation, kind of crisp. Solid scotch ale, but not outstanding for the style.
decaturstevo (4618) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper pour with creamy off white head and lace. Aroma is caramel malt and rock candy. Sweet malt with a nice floral hop. Medium body with good carbonation nice beer
Vestlake (82) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a one-finger head from a bomber. Aroma is carmel and fruit and the taste was pretty much the same. Very good scotch ale.